Rating: 3.5 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Easy and impressive, these sandwich cookies embellish store-bought shortbread with a decadent four-ingredient date-and-walnut spread that has a honeylike sweetness and caramel overtones.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2009

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Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine dates, water, and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until dates break down to a soft paste, about 3 minutes. Let cool slightly in pan, then stir in walnuts.

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  • Divide date mixture among 4 cookies. Top each with another cookie, and dust with confectioners' sugar if using. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (12)

6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
01/07/2011
Does this really make only enough for four cookies? I'm planning to double it already!
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01/07/2011
Does this really make only enough for four cookies? I'm planning to double it already!
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01/06/2011
KatieBee7384 - Perhaps flaviosmoreira is someone for whom English is not a native language. English has so many complex words and is one of the most difficult languages to master with all the different nuances to the many words. Please try to be more tolerant and less impatient with other contributors.
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01/06/2011
KatieBee7384 - Perhaps flaviosmoreira is someone for whom English is not a native language. English has so many complex words and is one of the most difficult languages to master with all the different nuances to the many words. Please try to be more tolerant and less impatient with other contributors.
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02/26/2010
self-indulgent is what I meant.
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02/26/2010
Flavio-When used in cooking, the term decandent means "luxuriously selfi-indulgent". It's so delicious and rich, I shouldn't be eating it, but I can't help myself! I hope that helps!
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02/26/2010
Hi! It's the second time I see the adjective "decadent" being used in a recipe in this site. As I only know the rather negative meaning of "marked by excessive seld-indulgence and moral decay" (which is hard to apply to recipe ingredients), I wold appreciate it if someone could enlighten me with its possible sense in this context. Thanks to you all.
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02/26/2010
Walker's shortbread cookies are good - but so is homemade shortbread - and homemade is really easy.
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02/16/2009
I think you could make your own cookies, and spread the filling and put 2 together,that way you could have the cookies you like and the good filling!!
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02/16/2009
I don't generally buy store bought cookies because the only brand I could ever choke down was Pepperidge Farm. I guess you could give them a shot. Good luck!
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02/15/2009
hi, does any one knows what brand of cookies I can use for this recipe? I bet the spread is awesome so I'd like to use a very good cookie with it.....
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02/15/2009
hi, does any one knows what brand of cookies I can use for this recipe? I bet the spread is awesome so I'd like to use a very good cookie with it.....